replacement bone


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en·do·chon·dral bone

a bone that develops on and within a cartilage template; the template is entirely destroyed by calcification and subsequent resorption and is replaced by bone.

replacement bone

Any bone that develops within cartilage.
See also: bone
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As soon as a patient is accepted for surgery, surgeons take CT scans and X-rays of the affected area and provide them to Stanmore Implants with other surgical data and reference materials (sometimes of the unaffected limb), so that bioengineers can design replacement bones that faithfully match in every way.
George's replacement bone marrow is beginning to grow but until he is fully recovered he must remain in a sterile 8ft by 8ft environment at Newcastle's General Hospital where the air is cleaned and pumped to keep out germs.
That news is spurring the development of even more options for creaky boomers, including smaller incisions, spinal disk replacement, and genetically-engineered replacement bone and cartilage.
Researchers distinguish between "reproductive cloning," which most scientists abhor, and "therapeutic cloning," which may someday allow researchers to use stem cells from a patient's cloned embryo to grow replacement bone marrow, liver cells, or other organs, and which most scientists favor.
The hospital hadn't received a replacement bone for her father's own worn hip bone, she was told.
While PMMA doesn't stimulate replacement bone growth, "tests have shown that the cement has strength and stress-resistance that is stronger than bone," Do explains.